Steering issue hindered di Grassi’s Berlin race

A steering issue with Lucas di Grassi’s second Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler car limited his chances at taking the win from team mate Daniel Abt this weekend at the Berlin ePrix.

Having fought his way up the grid and into second place after starting from fifth, making a small and un-characteristic mistake in the SuperPole shoot out earlier in the day,  he told katyfairman.com “I think with the second car I definitely had the chance but my second car had some kind of problem. We need to investigate that.”

Discussing the issue in further detail, the season three Formula E champion said that issues with the vibration within the car even lead to him “just wanting to finish the race.”

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Powered Up for Paris: what to expect from the Formula E ePrix

Formula E returns to the Parisian streets for a third consecutive year this weekend. This season, which started in December when the all-electric championship visited Hong Kong, now only has five races remaining in the battle to decide the victor of the season four drivers’ title.

Currently Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne looks to be the favourite, 18 points ahead of Sam Bird who is second in the standings, but recent races have left the former F1 driver craving more than just totalling up championship points. He wants wins, especially in front of his home crowd this weekend.

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